Social Media — the New Water Cooler

By Emily Franchi

With the creation of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the passing of the National Labor Relations Act (the Act) in 1935, employees have enjoyed protection to speak freely with one another about their employer. This was commonly done over the office water cooler with office rumors and gossip being freely discussed. Fast forward 80 years, and the water cooler has been replaced with social media sites such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.


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